TheLadders Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great culture. Exciting direction.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at TheLadders full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very talented, friendly and supportive. I immediately clicked with everyone. I think that goes to show that the HR team does a nice job of assessing culture fit. That translates into the management style and structure as well. I feel that everyone is always heard and feedback is encouraged. We have fun, collaborate and produce results. Learning and professional growth are highly valued. In terms of company direction, it's an exciting time to work here. Definitely feels like I came in at the start of something special.

    Cons

    The office itself consists of two separate non-sequential floors, so depending on your role it can be difficult to collaborate with or get to know your coworkers on the opposite floor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people. Really like where we're going as a company.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Awesome engineering culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineers, amazing benefits, and the company is starting to head in a really good and exciting direction. Moved to NYC from the west coast and haven't regretted it once.

    Cons

    The building elevator is slow. Honestly not a whole lot to complain about.

  3. Helpful (1)

    My voice is heard, my thoughts are considered.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been working at TheLadders for almost a year now and It's been great working with people who want to hear your opinions. I know most companies seem to have a leadership rules all environment, but TheLadders provides employees with the ability to do more than just their job, and provide you with more than just a check. If you're interested in learning more about the recruitment world and aiding in reinventing it.. This is the place.

    Cons

    To be honest, the only con I could think of is that we don't have catered lunch everyday. We only have it on Wednesday's.

    Advice to Management

    Keep updating your employees on their progress, you're doing a good job with it now.. Don't ever stop.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Talented, Smart and Motivated Developers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TheLadders software engineering and data science teams at TheLadders are hard at work, day in and day out, to devise and deliver the best data driven tools and products to improve the careers of our users. Expect to work with smart, talented and motivated software engineers who are big on delivering solutions to complex problems. Plus, the company offers up to $3500 per calendar year for professional development (e.g. seminars, conferences, etc.) for our engineers.

    Cons

    The company could use more software engineers on their teams. However, we have hiring initiatives in place to make this happen.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but let's hire more good folks for our teams.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great First Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food and lots of swag. Open start up type environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not high. Company at times seemed to mismanage and waste money.

    Advice to Management

    Cutting back on unnecessary expenses and raising salaries will pay off in the long run.

  7. Helpful (2)

    most fun place I've worked yet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at TheLadders full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Mostly a no fluff technical team with strong developers heavily invested in Uncle Bob's Software Craftsmanship concepts and a service oriented architecture. They are also getting into responsive design, a thicker JavaScript style web client and iOS development.

    Free snacks and unlimited vacation for salaried employees. Plenty of people hitting the local bars after work. Mostly young crowd.. don't think anyone who works there is over 45.

    Cons

    As you can expect no place is perfect. There are often struggles to balance engineering perfection with business needs and requested deadlines. A number of expensive product and service experiments were performed over the past few years which produced little to no revenue results. In 2012 most of these were terminated and the focus has returned to the core offering.

    Advice to Management

    continue to make much smaller bets with your experiments and really determine what your customers want

  8. Helpful (1)

    Innovative and fun place to work with lots of potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sure, the snack and game rooms are perks but there are so many other pros to working at TheLadders.com. The environment is great- spacious, bright, clean and the people are intelligent, warm and friendly. This is a place that you can certainly feel like you are on team. The company does a fantastic job in educating everyone where management wants to take the company, what initiatives we are taking, challenges that we face as well as what we are doing to correct it and how to be further progressive in our culture and products. Compensation is more than fair and any time that I have ever requested off has been approved. The customer service model which TheLadders uses is top notch and there is tremendous growth potential with some of the products that are being released.

    Cons

    Although one has much to learn as a professional at TheLadders, the opportunity to advance from within can be somewhat limited due to career progression structures.

    Advice to Management

    Re-vamp career progression opportunities <-- this is already in the works...

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stocked kitchen, start up environment, the people

    Cons

    Stressful during the end of the quarter.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Fun atmosphere, above average compensation, high level of respect, great employees and management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Talent Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Talent Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The number one reason to work at TheLadders.com is the people. They hire some of the greatest folks out there who quickly become lifelong friends. The compensation is above average, with pay increases and promotions expected for doing great work. Lateral and horizontal career movements are also expected and promoted. Everyone from the interns to the CEO is treated with the same amount of respect, and regardless of your level, everyone is treated as an equal when it comes to great ideas, social situations, and input (among many other things). The atmosphere is young and fun to keep up with how dynamic and every-changing the company is. All in all, a great place to work that treats employees well. Lots of social company outings.

    Cons

    Employees expect to change positions and departments, so there is always a LOT of internal interest in job openings. Employees tend to have a fast turnover rate, due in part to so many young people working at the company (average age is probably 26).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The management is chosen for a reason, and it shows. The management has a high level of respect for employees beneath them, and work well to make people know they are appreciated and their voices are heard.

  11. Helpful (2)

    TheLadders.com is a software-driven company where developers can really make an impact.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits--stocked, free kitchen, "unlimited" vacation, 401k matching.
    The company regularly celebrates its achievements with paid parties and entertainment.
    Work with really smart, talented software engineers. TheLadders "only hires A+ candidates."
    Software engineers have the ability to work collaboratively with product to suggest new ideas for features. You're more than a code monkey, and your opinions really matter and are taken seriously.
    Regular meetings with your manager to discuss concerns, goals, and achievements.
    There are lots of safety nets for quality. Code reviews, functional tests, and unit tests are all mandatory.
    Adoption of agile software development methodology really shines.

    Cons

    Some teams get more "fun" work to do than others, although teams do shuffle occasionally.
    There seems to be a bit of a high turnover rate, but everyone that leaves does so for excellent opportunities elsewhere and not usually because they're unhappy at TheLadders.

    Advice to Management

    The management team is doing a great job. Mark's enthusiasm and passion has a ripple effect that is palpable throughout the organization.

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